Supporting Our Community

The Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (MHC) is a project of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation and brings together 28 diverse partners to accelerate solutions to achievable local housing.

The MHC’s goal is to build on the needs identified in the 2016 Truckee North Tahoe Regional Workforce Housing Needs Assessment and tackle the unique and pressing challenges of housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region, including availability, variety, and affordability.

Housing Needs

In the North Tahoe-Truckee region, there is a need for housing at every income level, from homeless to middle-income salary earners.

The Mountain Housing Council’s goal is to help more people understand that there is a gap between affordable housing programs and available housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region. People who fall into this gap make too much to qualify for affordable housing developments but too little to buy or rent market-rate homes.

Our Housing Policies

Policy #1

Achievable Local Housing is a framework developed by the Mountain Housing Council (MHC) in 2017 to define the range of unmet housing needs in the region.

Policy #2

Development Impact Fees are payments imposed on all new residential and commercial construction by local governments and specials districts.

Policy #3

The State and Federal Policy Platform lays a framework for how the Mountain Housing Council (MHC) will direct its advocacy efforts for state and federal policies that impact achievable local housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region.

Policy #4

MHC developed the Short Term Rentals White Paper to help decision makers and the community better understand how short-term units (rented for fewer than 30 days through online platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO) impact housing in the North Tahoe-Truckee region.

Policy #5

MHC has conducted a study on Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs. The recently issued ADU White Paper highlights MHC’s research and how ADUs can be another tool to increase housing inventory throughout the region.

Achieving Our Goals

Regional Collaboration

Local Policy Research

Sub-collaboration Actions

State Advocacy

Community Education

Attracting Capital

Read About the Issue

Press Release: Regional Housing Needs Survey Launched

TRUCKEE, Calif.— Today, the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (MHC), a project of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, launched a new housing survey for employers and employees throughout the region in order to best assess the region’s housing needs…

Newsletter: April 2021

We have a lot of valuable information in this issue. Please take time to review these highlights and click on the links provided to read more…

Newsletter: March 2021 – Support Housing Solutions by ‘Building Smart’

We are excited to share this week’s featured housing news about ‘building smart.’

Newsletter: April 2021

We have a lot of valuable information in this issue. Please take time to review these highlights and click on the links provided to read more…

Newsletter: March 2021 – Support Housing Solutions by ‘Building Smart’

We are excited to share this week’s featured housing news about ‘building smart.’

Newsletter: March 2021

We have a lot of valuable information in this issue. Please take time to review these highlights and click on the links provided to read more…

Newsletter: March 2021 – Support Housing Solutions by ‘Building Smart’

We are excited to share this week’s featured housing news about ‘building smart.’

Newsletter: March 2021

We have a lot of valuable information in this issue. Please take time to review these highlights and click on the links provided to read more…

Letter: Local Policy Could Impact Affordability to Build Housing

TO: Truckee Sanitary District (TSD) Board of Directors. RE: TSD’s Connection Fee; Phase 2 Report/Public Input for 3/18/21 Board Meeting…

Press Release: Regional Housing Needs Survey Launched

TRUCKEE, Calif.— Today, the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (MHC), a project of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, launched a new housing survey for employers and employees throughout the region in order to best assess the region’s housing needs…

Newsletter: April 2021

We have a lot of valuable information in this issue. Please take time to review these highlights and click on the links provided to read more…

Newsletter: March 2021 – Support Housing Solutions by ‘Building Smart’

We are excited to share this week’s featured housing news about ‘building smart.’

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